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New Jersey County High Points

Showing Ben Lostracco's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 21, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.SussexHigh Point1803Kittatiny Mountain8839041994-05-26
2.MonmouthCrawford Hill380South Jersey320542009-08-02 b
3.MiddlesexSand Hills300Hudson-Jersey Highlands60502009-08-02 c
4.HudsonHudson County High Point260Hudson-Jersey Highlands50622011-05-16 b
5.BergenBald Mountain1164Hudson-Jersey Highlands584632012-06-14 a
6.PassaicBearfort Mountain1480Hudson-Jersey Highlands3201442012-06-15
7.MorrisMorris County High Point1395Hudson-Jersey Highlands215652012-06-17 a
8.HunterdonSmith Benchmark1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands100382012-06-18 b
 Hunterdon or Camp Beisler South1060Hudson-Jersey Highlands120182012-06-18 c
9.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP1600Kittatiny Mountain420602012-06-19 b
10.SomersetMine Mountain860Hudson-Jersey Highlands300482012-06-23 a
11.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP560Hudson-Jersey Highlands160452012-06-23 b
12.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689Hudson-Jersey Highlands349452012-06-23 c
 Essex or First Watchung Mountain-Claridge House660Hudson-Jersey Highlands240202012-06-23 d
13.MercerBaldpate Mountain480Hudson-Jersey Highlands200742013-10-28 a
14.OceanOcean County High Point230South Jersey87322013-11-02 a
15.BurlingtonArneys Mount240South Jersey150352013-11-02 b
16.CamdenCamden County High Point219South Jersey119372013-11-02 c
17.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point150South Jersey40322013-11-02 d
18.GloucesterGloucester County High Point180South Jersey10372013-11-02 e
19.SalemSalem County High Point160South Jersey20312013-11-02 f
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point140South Jersey10322013-11-02 g
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point60South Jersey0292013-11-02 h

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List Description

New Jersey has a nice variety to its county high points. This list has points in real forested mountains, suburban sprawl, and flat farmland. Passaic and Warren counties are the most serious hikes, with the rest being relatively easy drive-ups or short hikes. Several of these have multiple contours that compete for the high point title, and visting all of them can often be the most time-consuming part of a New Jersey highpointing adventure.

Mike Schwartz of Mendham, NJ has completed this list 13 times as of early 2008.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • A 1960s-vintage New Jersey State Almanac that listed the county high points. Many were incorrect, since the list was based on old maps, but it was the first county high point list I had ever seen anywhere and got me pointed in the right direction.
  • Using the above source and USGS maps, I determined almost all of these points by personal research done prior to 1990.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.

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